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Mourinho backs Magath to save Fulham

2 March 2014 11:14

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has backed Felix Magath to keep Fulham in the Premier League this season.

Mourinho's men were convincing 3-1 winners at Craven Cottage on Saturday thanks to a second-half Andre Schurrle hat-trick, leaving the hosts rooted to the foot of the table.

With Fulham four points off safety going into the final 10 games of their top-flight campaign, Mourinho has backed his German counterpart, who was appointed in February, to guide them to safety.

"I think Magath is the man, a man with big experience, a man that has no fear of these big situations because he always has big situations," Mourinho said of the former Stuttgart, Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg boss.

"He has a lot to give to the players, I can imagine it is not easy. To go to a club mid-season is difficult, I would like him to survive and start a new season.

"For sure they will fight and get many points."

Fulham have not won in the Premier League since their 2-1 success over West Ham on January 1.

After that victory over Sam Allardyce's side, Fulham have picked up just two points from a possible 24 ahead of Saturday's trip to Cardiff City.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
1 March 2014
Game week
28
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 3
Venue
Craven Cottage (London)
Attendance
24577

Goals

0 - 1
52' A. Schürrle
 (assist by E. Hazard)
0 - 2
65' A. Schürrle
 (assist by E. Hazard)
0 - 3
69' A. Schürrle
 (assist by Fernando Torres)
J. Heitinga 74'
(assist by D. Bent) 
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Substitutes

# Player Bookings
33
10
14
3
6
13
20
# Player Bookings
12
19
4
3
8
22
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 6 +13 18
2 6 +7 14
3 6 +8 13
4 6 +7 13
5 6 +6 13
6 6 +5 12
7 6 +3 10
8 6 +1 10
9 6 +1 8
10 6 +1 8
11 6 -1 7
12 6 -3 7
13 6 -3 7
14 6 -5 7
15 6 -5 7
16 6 -3 5
17 6 -5 4
18 6 -9 3
19 6 -11 2
20 6 -7 1

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